Act of Kindness Massage Studio

Act of Kindness Massage Studio Offering a variety of therapeutic massage services, treatments, and products. Promoting health, wellness, and quality of life. Gift certificates in any amount.
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A very difficult decision has been made... Act of kindness massage studio is closing indefinitely.I am focusing on my fa...
08/19/2020

A very difficult decision has been made...

Act of kindness massage studio is closing indefinitely.

I am focusing on my family and my farm. No scandal, nothing dramatic or traumatic to report, simply said: I am taking care of my homefront.

If you know anything about me, everything I do, I do it with passion and great intention. Surely most everyone knows what it’s like to have too much on your plate. While I tend to thrive by staying busy, it does not lend well to any aspect of my life if I am spread too thin. Focus must be on quality over quantity. Too many significant life events have shaped that belief for me to not practice it.

No, we cannot look back in time, I wonder had I known I would buy a farm in the summer of 2019, would I have started massage therapy school late in the summer of 2018? While that remains an unknown, I am, however, finding myself with two very full time - part time jobs.

I was never in massage therapy for the money. My goal was always to improve the quality of life of others. I wanted something meaningful and purposeful in my life that I could have a flexible schedule to be available to my kids. I wanted something that would provide a professional service to others of great benefit. I’ve enjoyed my work! Then with Covid and the idea of what is essential, the business hasn’t really bounced back. This is a contributing factor.

I have some amazing friends who have become clients and amazing clients who have become friends. Not an ounce of regret.

I had recently decided to take the last two weeks of August off to try and get my house back together after another basement flooding. With a court case pending and evolving against the previous owner, in addition to all the cleaning and repairs etc., it’s been a bit exhausting. What I realized during this time off is how much more I need to be home. My farm is growing exponentially! I am so thankful for that. With that though, comes the realization of what I need to tend to. Having my two daughters at home has also given me more defining realizations of where time and energy is best spent.

I think I have always seen life in seasons. Somewhat biblical-based, but also the seasons throughout the year. Fall is approaching and with that, harvest. Repairs and preparations are also in order and necessary for winter. Experiencing a major power outage for days last week was also a bit of an eye-opener on things I need to do before winter comes. I’ve been in my home just barely over a year and with the events of the past three months or so, it has shown me areas I need to give attention.

I have given 6+ weeks of notice to the salon. My last day will be September 26. Please please if you have a gift certificate allow me to provide the service! If you know of somebody who has a gift certificate please let them know this information. Gift certificates given out last Christmas really should be used by now. I know there have been some gift certificates purchased over the last couple months, I’ve reached out to most of you.

I can’t begin to thank everybody who has supported me. My cohort and instructors at the Institute of therapeutic massage and my practice clients who became long-term clients. People who have come and gone maybe only one time. People who have come and continue to make another appointment. This surely isn’t goodbye because I have six more weeks of work to do, but it’s the beginning of preparation for my next season. I appreciate tremendously any prayers of course, all the encouragement I could possibly use, but especially patience as we work through these next few weeks.

Dates available in September:

8, 9 - booked.

12 - booked
14, 15, 18 - booked
21, 22, 23 - booked
26 - booked
29 - several available
30 - several available including 4:00

THANK YOU!! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

If you have one of these gift certificates... I’m working on getting those used up! Please contact me for an appointment...
08/17/2020

If you have one of these gift certificates... I’m working on getting those used up! Please contact me for an appointment. Evening and weeeknd spots are limited. Thank you! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Why yes, yes I am still massaging! Gimme a call or message direct! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
08/05/2020

Why yes, yes I am still massaging! Gimme a call or message direct! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Appointments available! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻Many know I had a home massage studio. It has been closed indefinitely due to my lower leve...
07/27/2020

Appointments available! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
Many know I had a home massage studio. It has been closed indefinitely due to my lower level being flooded a second time.
I will only see clients at the Headquarters and Alley Outback (Debbie Castor-Retherford) salon in Aledo. Pretty open, pretty flexible schedule. Gimme a call! 🌸

I have a couple openings for appointments this Saturday, July 18 at the salon studio. 10:45 and 12:00. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻...
07/17/2020

I have a couple openings for appointments this Saturday, July 18 at the salon studio. 10:45 and 12:00. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Headaches, back aches, all kinds of relief. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
07/06/2020

Headaches, back aches, all kinds of relief. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

What kind of headaches do you have and how often? I have plenty appointments available. Come see me at the Headquarters and Alley Outback salon in aledo. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

What kind of headaches do you have and how often? I have plenty appointments available. Come see me at the Headquarters ...
07/06/2020

What kind of headaches do you have and how often? I have plenty appointments available. Come see me at the Headquarters and Alley Outback salon in aledo. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Lots of spots! This week or next. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
06/21/2020

Lots of spots! This week or next. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Just wanna shout out and say thanks to my returning clients this month! After a couple (long) months off, it’s been so g...
06/16/2020

Just wanna shout out and say thanks to my returning clients this month! After a couple (long)
months off, it’s been so good getting back to the studio and putting these healing hands back to work! My schedule is pretty open and flexible. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Hopefully you’ve had a haircut and enjoyed some outside dining! Gimme a shout for your massage appointment. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
06/11/2020

Hopefully you’ve had a haircut and enjoyed some outside dining! Gimme a shout for your massage appointment. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Back in the salon studio today! So very excited to see my clients and the wonderful people I work with at Headquarters a...
06/01/2020

Back in the salon studio today! So very excited to see my clients and the wonderful people I work with at Headquarters and Alley Outback! It’s a good day to have a great day... make it even better by booking your massage appointment. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

It’s time! My books are open and I’m ready to fill appointments! To all my friends who became clients and clients who be...
05/21/2020

It’s time! My books are open and I’m ready to fill appointments! To all my friends who became clients and clients who became friends, I’ve missed you and I hope you’ve missed me too! See you soon! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Shout out for Mother’s Day gift certificates. I’ll be in various places tomorrow (Aledo, Keithsburg, new Boston, Joy, ev...
05/09/2020

Shout out for Mother’s Day gift certificates. I’ll be in various places tomorrow (Aledo, Keithsburg, new Boston, Joy, even Reynolds) delivering eggs between 10:30 and 1:30. I could probably make arrangements to meet if someone would like a gift certificate. Any amount. 30, 60, 90 minutes. As a Mother’s Day gift, I’ll give an essential oil as part of the service for any session. Looking VERY forward t p getting these healing hands back to work! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

It’s been awhile...too long indeed. My healing hands miss my friends who have become clients and clients who have become...
04/25/2020

It’s been awhile...too long indeed. My healing hands miss my friends who have become clients and clients who have become friends.
I pray you are finding solace and rest during this time.
I pray you are well though wellness may look and feel different now.
I pray when this is over, we emerge with a renewed strength.
Until then, be gentler on yourself during the difficult moments. Be kind to others whose moments linger much longer. Practice kindness.
I look so forward to seeing you in my studio again. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

I’ll be very ready to get these healing hands back to work. Hoping you find peace today. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
03/29/2020

I’ll be very ready to get these healing hands back to work. Hoping you find peace today. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

UPDATED AVAILABILITY:Saturday appointments available for tomorrow! 9:00, 12:00, and 1:30. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
03/13/2020

UPDATED AVAILABILITY:
Saturday appointments available for tomorrow! 9:00, 12:00, and 1:30. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

I’ve got two openings this Friday! 11:00 and 12:30. Start your weekend off already RELAXED! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
02/26/2020

I’ve got two openings this Friday! 11:00 and 12:30. Start your weekend off already RELAXED! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

This is me one year ago today getting ready for clinicals at school! And one year later thriving in my own massage thera...
02/25/2020

This is me one year ago today getting ready for clinicals at school! And one year later thriving in my own massage therapy business! Many many thanks to everyone who has been so supportive either as a client or friend. Clients who become friends and friends who become clients! Please continue all that support and encouragement by rescheduling, referring, and writing a recommendation on my page. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

I have a spa day set up Thursday, Feb 27. As enticing as the first photo may look, it’s more like the second photo of my...
02/24/2020

I have a spa day set up Thursday, Feb 27. As enticing as the first photo may look, it’s more like the second photo of my available muds and scrubs. They are two hour appointments and go like this: 30-60 minutes of skin detox with chosen material, dry brushing is optional, but helps with circulation as well. Once that layer has been completed, the 60-90 remaining minutes is your full body therapeutic massage, with optional hot stones. Pricing varies a little - contact me direct for more info to your specific needs. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

I’ve got some availability at the salon this week! Openings Tuesday and Wednesday. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
02/24/2020

I’ve got some availability at the salon this week! Openings Tuesday and Wednesday. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Two spots open for this Saturday, February 22. 9 AM and 1:30 PM. Take the time, you’ll appreciate it. Gimme a shout. 🤲🏻💗...
02/20/2020

Two spots open for this Saturday, February 22. 9 AM and 1:30 PM. Take the time, you’ll appreciate it. Gimme a shout. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Appointments available! This Thursday, Friday, and 9:00 or 2:00 on Saturday. Health, wellness, and quality of life - 30,...
02/18/2020

Appointments available! This Thursday, Friday, and 9:00 or 2:00 on Saturday. Health, wellness, and quality of life - 30, 60, or 90 minute sessions available. Gimme a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Appointments available for Wednesday and Thursday this week! Gimme a shout. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
02/11/2020

Appointments available for Wednesday and Thursday this week! Gimme a shout. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Today I had the opportunity to touch the lives of four women, literally and figuratively. All came with varying degrees ...
02/09/2020

Today I had the opportunity to touch the lives of four women, literally and figuratively. All came with varying degrees of vulnerability - first time massage, last trimester of pregnancy, career mama for respite, and a virtuous woman with wisdom in her years. I meet them where they are, their differences are subtle, their needs are similar. I am humbled and blessed and truly grateful for the trust placed within my care. I pray their massage is not only therapeutic, but precisely what they individually needed. Not only under skillful hands, but with an intuitive heart who desires to make them stronger, in some way, than the hour previous to the one we shared.
Don’t we have this opportunity everyday? To meet someone where they are - to acknowledge their light - to be the good needed in this world? It’s a precious gift, this kind of sharing and exchange. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Baby, it’s cold outside! But the table warmer is on! All booked up for today, lots of availability next week. Still hav...
02/08/2020

Baby, it’s cold outside! But the table warmer is on! All booked up for today, lots of availability next week. Still have a Christmas gift certificate to use? Looking for a sweet gift for your Valentine? Gift certificates available in any amount. Give me a shout! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

3 ways to support my therapeutic massage business:1. Reschedule!2. Referral!3. Review! Thanks so much to everyone who ha...
02/01/2020

3 ways to support my therapeutic massage business:

1. Reschedule!
2. Referral!
3. Review!

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me thus far. It’s been nearly one year ago that I started practicing on my friends! I’m humbled and thrilled to be where I am today. I’ve enjoyed working at Headquarters and Alley Outback Salon where I will always maintain my salon studio. It’s been a pleasure working with Deb and all the stylists.

If you’ve had a great massage by me, come again soon. And if so, please tell a friend or write a kind word on this page.

Namaste my friends! 🙏🏻

Getting February‘s calendar in order! My Saturday’s availability is February 8 and February 29. February 8 I have a 9 o’...
01/28/2020

Getting February‘s calendar in order! My Saturday’s availability is February 8 and February 29. February 8 I have a 9 o’clock and noon still available and fairly open for the 29th. Get it booked! Saturdays fill up fast. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

There’s only one miracle worker, but I can do a pretty good job on the rest! Open appts this week! Gimme a shout. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
01/27/2020

There’s only one miracle worker, but I can do a pretty good job on the rest! Open appts this week! Gimme a shout. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

I cherish the time I spend in therapeutic massage. I truly believe in the benefits and sometimes, I’m the one who’s spir...
01/25/2020

I cherish the time I spend in therapeutic massage. I truly believe in the benefits and sometimes, I’m the one who’s spirit is touched by another gentle soul. I am certain I could spend hours in our assisted living and skilled care facilities just massaging the hands and feet of our loved ones. I’ll do the traveling - you just make the appointment. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

About that time? Due for a good health and wellness session or just some relaxation? Cold outside, warm inside. I’ve got...
01/21/2020

About that time? Due for a good health and wellness session or just some relaxation? Cold outside, warm inside. I’ve got openings at the salon for tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan 22. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

A faithful client regards dry brushing as a “sensational feeling.” When asked why they choose to add dry brushing to the...
01/15/2020

A faithful client regards dry brushing as a “sensational feeling.” When asked why they choose to add dry brushing to their massage, “I always loved my back scratched when I was a child.”

The skin is dry brushed and then massaged - what better way to exfoliate, stimulate, and provide relief than a combination of the two.

Whatever your reasons might be, schedule a 90 minute massage in January or February to include dry brushing and your dry brush will be free. Appointments available! Give it a try. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Love what you do and never work a day in your life! Appointments available! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
01/06/2020

Love what you do and never work a day in your life! Appointments available! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Trying to keep myself busy today! Had a cancellation so now I have an open 11:30 appointment this morning. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻
01/02/2020

Trying to keep myself busy today! Had a cancellation so now I have an open 11:30 appointment this morning. 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

A one time special for the last minute, hard to get, doesn’t know what they want - gifts! Any 60 minute gift certificate...
12/22/2019

A one time special for the last minute, hard to get, doesn’t know what they want - gifts! Any 60 minute gift certificates purchased on Monday, Dec 23 will be given 15 minutes extra. $60 for 75 minutes. I have a 12:00 and 1:30 appointment available too! 🎄🌟
Looking very forward to the recipients of these gift certificates booking your appointments! 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Two appointments available this Friday, 12:30 and 3:30.... plus a couple spots in Monday, dec 23. Who kneads a stress re...
12/18/2019

Two appointments available this Friday, 12:30 and 3:30.... plus a couple spots in Monday, dec 23. Who kneads a stress relieving massage? 🤲🏻💗🤲🏻

Address

105 SE 2nd Street
Aledo, IL
61231

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(309) 582-4153

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